March 4, 2013

POLL: Annoying SA Candidates

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It’s that time of year again, folks. That’s right, Student Assembly elections are here. As usual, there is nonstop chitter-chatter about the real issues—how absolutely annoying the candidates are being. Whether you are being badgered via Facebook, in the dining halls or on Ho Plaza, you have come to hate nearly every student who is pleading for the opportunity to represent you.

Curious as to what specifically makes the students here tick, I trolled the cafes and dining halls around campus to ask people why they resent these campaigns. So, all you SA hopefuls out there, here are some helpful hints for next year. Moral of the story: better to shit talk another candidate than give a quarter card.

What is the most annoying thing that a Student Assembly candidate can do when vying for your vote?

Interrupt your conversation to chat about their ideas                  23.71%

Friend you on Facebook                                                             17.01%

Invite you to join their Facebook group                                       14.89%

Give you a quarter card                                                               11.38%

Tell you ALL of their credentials and their ENTIRE platform       10.44%

Explain why the other candidate sucks                                        8.54%

Make a slogan that they think is funny and put it everywhere     7.48%

Other                                                                                            6.52%

Original Author: Sophie Allen